Runners start the out-and-back loop course for the Joplin Memorial Half at the corner of 8th Street and South Joplin Avenue, and from there head out on a clockwise loop through the city. The race takes them through the grounds of Joplin High School and Cunningham Park, where a memorial stands in memory of those who lost their lives in the May 2011 F5 tornado that tore through the city.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.